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Horizontal steam fire engine, c 1885.

Coates, Thomas

Horizontal steam fire engine, c 1885.
2 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm


This coloured scale drawing by Thomas Coates shows a cros-sectional diagram of a horizontal steam fire engine. This was a single cylinder engine manufactured by Merryweather and Sons, one of the leading makers of fire engines throughout the 19th century.

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